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Ayn Rand's Ideas And Influence
In this presentation David Kelley surveys the history and current state of the Objectivist movement. Truth and Toleration was a monograph written by Kelley in the context of a bitter schism within the movement. It was both a work of philosophy and a manifesto regarding how a healthy Objectivist movement should function.
"Ayn Rand defended individual freedom" is the newest in exasperated articles calling out mainstream journalists for their misrepresentation of Ayn Rand and her ideas. The item is by Amanda Carey and Justin Lesniewski and it appears at
Aaron Day interviews libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, via Skype. Johnson discusses the role of government and the influence of Atlas Shrugged on his thinking. Says Johnson, "If you empower people to be the best that they can possibly be, then get out of the way, because great things are going to happen."
Aug 17, 2012
So, maybe there's no free lunch, but hey, here's a free book: Radical for Capitalism: An Introduction to the Political Thought of Ayn Rand, by Will Thomas, now on Scribd. Read it, share it, download it, pass it around, comment on it.
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Editor's note: On April 30, The Atlas Society published audio of Rep. Paul Ryan speaking at a TAS event in 2005. In the audio he indicates that Rand's ideas shaped his thinking in profound ways. He also indcated that he has his staff read Atlas Shrugged.
April 23, 2012 -- I recently debated Gary Weiss, the author of the new book Ayn Rand Nation, at the New York Financial Writers’ Association. Weiss invited me to appear and defend Objectivism and Ayn Rand’s beliefs. Prior to the debate I read his book in order to familiarize myself with Weiss’s opinions and positions, and to see for myself whether the book was well researched and objective (no pun intended).
Ayn Rand has been a major inspiration for the Tea Party movement, which has swept a new generation of Republicans and self-described conservatives into power. Rand herself is often called “right-wing.” And her most famous defender, Alan Greenspan, was a consultant to Republicans and was nominated to chair the Fed by President Reagan.